Overview of the module

“Humour is the affectionate communication of insight.” (Rosten 1959)


This module is written for multi-professional healthcare professionals including trainees, trainers, tutors, clinical and educational supervisors. It should take about 45 minutes to complete. There is no post-module assessment or certificate, but you may want to write some notes and reflections to include in your personal learning portfolio.

The aim of the module is for you to review and reflect on your understanding and approaches to the topic of insight. It will cover some definitions of the term, ideas about what promotes and what hinders insight, ways to help yourself and others develop insight, and a chance to practise your skills and reflect on learning.



Click the following links to be taken to the corresponding section of the module:

  1. What does Insight mean?
  2. Why do we need Insight?
  3. The Eureka Moment
  4. Insight and the Johari Window
  5. Practice
  6. Summary
  7. Resources and References



Author: Helen Halpern

Date published: February 2021

Thanks for their input to: Nick Brown, Jocelyn Hewitt, John Launer